Shoes say a lot about you, and that’s why it’s really important to look after your footwear.
Leather is an all-time classic material when we have to do with shoes, so we have researched and listed some ‘sos’ tips on how to maintain your leather shoes.
Cleaning your leather shoes
Everyone wants to keep their favourite footwear looking good long-term; therefore, we have created this step-by-step guide that will teach you how to clean your leather shoes and which products can help.
- Remove the laces and wash them separately.
- Use a soft cloth to remove any dirt from your shoes.
- Mix washing liquid with warm water and clean the leather.
- Use a different damp cloth tho clean the soap from the shoes.
- Let your shoes dry naturally.
Extra tip: If you want to make your leather shoes shine, buy a leather conditioner, apply it after the soap, wait for 15 minutes and then remove it with a soft cloth and allow them to dry.
Ideally, it would be best if you polished your shoes with a matching colour after cleaning them. This will help leather to bring out the shine and keep your shoes looking their best.
How to fix water stains from your shoes
Water is a real enemy of leather shoes; once they get wet, they can develop visible stains. Before stains dry, take a soft damp cloth and rub the mark to soften it’s appearance. Then let your shoes dry naturally.
You can also invest in waterproofing polishes, for protection and shine all-in-one.
How to keep smells out of your leather shoes
Well, all shoes will eventually smell one day, you cannot avoid it if you wear them often and leather shoes, unfortunately, are not an exception.
While leather is more breathable than other materials, it can absorb, and this produces unpleasant smells.
Follow these tips to prevent odours from your favourite shoes:
- Always wear socks: your feet won’t sweat too much, and you can avoid bad smells.
- Spray your shoes with a leather shoe deodoriser before and after wearing them.